Saturday , October 20 2018 Ausdroid » Hardware » Mobiles » HTC Sensation ROM dump reveals signed bootloader

If you haven’t yet heard of the HTC Sensation (codenamed Pyramid), it is HTC’s first 1.2GHz dual-core powered Android device with a 4.3″ qHD Super LCD display. Those two specs are more than enough to get your geek juices flowing, then comes the bad news: the bootloader is signed. What does this mean to the average Android user? Jack-all. Though for a savvy Android user this means that you cannot flash custom builds of Android onto the device, which somewhat goes against the openness of Android. Motorola have been getting a kicking over this lately and have said they’ll be allowing unsigned bootloaders (Sony Ericsson style) for their new devices at the end of the year. Will HTC go down this path? Who knows, but if we push them enough they just might leave the dark side.

As for availability of the Sensation in Australia, we’ve received several tips from trusted and anonymous sources that it is in Telstra’s system and could launch in June. Add salt where required.

Source: Android Police.

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Poyda

Released in June? Telstra have had the Desire S sitting on their desk for 3 months now.

Level380
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Level380

 Desire S and HTC sensation are different phones… One is 3.7″ screen, one is 4.3″, one is single core 1ghz, one is dual core 1.2ghz, one is 5mp camera, one is 8mp…. one is running sense 2.x, one is running sense 3.x

Johnny
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 i think he was being sarcastic, he meant that Telco’s here take there sweet time releasing phones.

anon2
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Meh whatever.  Hello Samsung Galaxy S2!

anon
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 I wonder if the locked bootloader is related to Telstra’s mobile content deal with the AFL amongst other things.

I suspect “big media” may be having an undue influence on the decision to lock the bootloader, with the availability of tablets that may be more important for them.

Johnny
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Johnny

Imagine the plan that it is going to be on if it goes to Telstra :'(

Bomyne
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It’s not iOS so no one really cares about it.

Tim
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You’re on the wrong site, sorry buddy. 😉 

Bomyne
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It’s not iOS so no one really cares about it.

behelit
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behelit

/fail

Zaki Mohzani
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disgusting.. NO HTC NO

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